Another look at Dil Ek Mandir(1963)

DIL EK MANDIR: 1963 PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR: SRIDHAR By : Dharma Kirthi   My father’s transfer from Ambarnath brought us to Pune in 1976. It is here, that I saw this movie in Rahul cinema, in Shivaji Nagar with my Mother. Amma, is a huge SJ fan and loved these family entertainers. So here we were, watching a huge musical hit. Musical it is . A symphony is one where, a composition begins on normally low notes, and then gradually move up the octaves and ends in very high notes, almost reaching a crescendo..a point beyond which, there is nothing left … Continue reading Another look at Dil Ek Mandir(1963)

Revisiting “DIL EK MANDIR”(1963)

Cinema of the Week: DIL EK MANDIR (1963) By : Venkata Raman G     “DIL EK MANDIR”(1963) is a Chitralaya Production presentation. It is directed by C V Sridhar and the star cast includes Raaj kumar, Rajendra kumar, Meena Kumari, Baby Padmini, Naagesh, Krishna Kumari, Achala Sachdev, Shubha Khote, Mehmood, Manmohan Krishna, Randhir, Sundar, Ram Mohan, Keshav Rana etc. This Is a remake of the original Tamil film “Nenjil Oar Aalayam” a classic in the realms of tamil film history by Sridhar. The movie was later remade in Telugu as Manase Mandiram (1966) starring Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Savithri & Kongara … Continue reading Revisiting “DIL EK MANDIR”(1963)

Revisiting TEESRI KASAM: 1966

By : Dharma Kirthi   TEESRI KASAM: 1966 PRODUCED BY : SHAILENDRA STORY &DIALOGUES: PHANEESHWARNATH RENU DIRECTION: BASU BATTACHARYA Saw this movie in Ambarnath, Vandana theatre, in 1976, in its reruns. I was just taken by surprise, by the minute detailing, the filmmaker has gone into. No stone left unturned, to keep its soul, the rural authenticity alive and vibrant. To me this commitment to retain the authentic rural aroma, which is found in Renu’s novel, is the essence of the movie. This movie is a classic Broadway musical stuff. Had it been made by a big production house from Hollywood, … Continue reading Revisiting TEESRI KASAM: 1966

RUNGOLI (1962) – A fresh look

Venkata Raman G Yesterday at 7:26am · Hyderabad Cinema of the Week: RUNGOLI (1962) “RUNGOLI” (1962) is a R S B Films Production. It is written by Rajinder Singh Bedi and Produced by him and Amar Kumar who Directed it. The movie has Kishore Kumar, Vyjyantimala, Nazir Hussain, Jagdev, Sadhana Roychaudhary, Jeevan, Ulhas, Krishen Kumar,Sulochana, Durga Khote, Iftekhar, Dhumal etc in it. In the late 50s & 60s when the pairing of Kishore Kumar and Vyjayantimala had become very popular, “Rungoli” became a Super hit, not because of this Lead Pair, Plot or anything else, but only because its MUSIC … Continue reading RUNGOLI (1962) – A fresh look